You know you’re working in a good (admittedly remote) office when an email for writers’ favourite races goes out and all the replies come flooding in within five minutes.
Spanning the globe and a whole number of different eras, it’s amazing what memories stand out, be they individual driver performances or tiny details like the way one driver leant his head into a corner. There’s even a near-riot in NASCAR in our list.
Let us know which was your favourite in the comments below.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
So much of Sky Sports’ coverage of Formula 1 is excellent, not least the dedicated channel that comes with it. With a dedicated channel, comes airtime to fill - and with a sport with as rich a history as F1 one, that means old races on repeat.
The ones they pick out are no surprise: Brazil 2008, Europe 1999, Germany 2000, Belgium 1998, all wet/dry races with surprise winners. But there’s one I’ll make a habit of watching whenever my late-night channel flicking comes across it: Canada 2011.
Otherwise known as the one where Jenson Button came from running in last place early on to win, having made five pit stops and another trip to the pits for a drive through penalty.
It was a remarkable performance from Button, in a race that holds the record for the most amount of pit stops from a winner and also the longest race in F1 history at four hours and four minutes after a red flag when the rain really came down.